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A Season of Gratitude: Recognizing Manufacturers that Keep the World Running

November 24, 2020
Gerdeau and Plex Launch Team

This year has not been without its challenges. But as we take time this Thanksgiving to reflect on 2020, we have so many things for which to be thankful. More than ever, and for more reasons than we can count, we are especially thankful for manufacturers.

Heroes in a crisis

The effects of COVID-19 caused a chaotic and constantly changing environment, but the manufacturing industry rose to the challenge. When the world needed manufacturers, the industry transformed itself (in some cases overnight) to fight back against the pandemic. This ranged from creating PPE and other medical supplies to doggedly delivering the essential goods and services to keep the world running. Now, the manufacturing industry is spearheading our recovery and strengthening our economy.

Defining our future

Pandemic notwithstanding, manufacturers also commit to continuous innovation. Industry 4.0 has modernized the manufacturing landscape and manufacturers across the world have embraced the cloud-based solutions to run their businesses. Robots, wearables and automation are increasing plant floor productivity and solving the workforce skills gap, and technologies like the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are providing more visibility and control over manufacturing operations. Adoption of these smart technologies is enabling manufacturers to make better business decisions, ultimately leading to improved profitability, quality, accuracy and efficiency. More importantly, they can spend less time running their businesses, and more time doing what matters – making awesome products.

To our customers: Thank you for being the doers, the makers, and for making our world go round. Thank you for choosing us to make your business smarter and more efficient from the plant floor to the top floor. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and help you achieve more than you ever thought possible.

You inspire us to bring our best every day, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.

About the Author

Plex Team

Plex Systems, Inc.® delivers the first smart manufacturing platform that empowers the world’s leading innovators to make awesome products. Plex gives process and discrete manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business—from the shop floor to the top floor —to drive business transformation. Built in the cloud, the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes MES, ERP, supply chain planning, Industrial IoT, and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility in an ever-changing market.


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